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Faulty Faucet Causes Homeowner Headache

Q: We self-installed a kitchen faucet last year, an expensive single-lever unit with a faucet that curves up several inches high so that there’s plenty of room for pots and pans underneath. For several weeks now, whenever I turn off the water, a thin stream of water continues trickling out Continue reading →

Digging in Ground with Shovel

Call 811 before every digging project, large or small

(BPT) – With the snow melted and the ground thawed, many eager homeowners and landscape professionals are ready to start projects that require digging this spring. During this transition into “digging season,” Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the association dedicated to protecting underground utilities and the people who dig near them, Continue reading →

House With Upgraded Garage Doors

The best home improvement for less than $5,000

(BPT) – Curious which home improvement costs less than $5,000, delivers the highest return on investment and has the maximum impact on curb appeal? According to the latest studies, the answer is a new garage door. A garage door replacement is one of the best value-returning home improvement investments, according Continue reading →

Outdoor Living Space

Decked out from coast to coast: Top outdoor living trends for 2014

(BPT) – From genteel porches in the East to sleek, seaside balconies in the West, the popularity of outdoor living spaces is poised for significant growth from coast to coast with industry analysts predicting it will be a $5.7 billion market by 2016. Reinforcing these projections, 63 percent of architects Continue reading →